Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) kicked off the annual gathering of the National Treasury Employees Union on Tuesday with a call to federal workers to "gird yourself for battle" against Republican-led attacks on their ranks.
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The National Treasury Employees Union will hold its annual legislative conference this week amid concerns about a federal government shutdown and other changes for civil servants
The Senate on Tuesday rejected an amendment that would have blocked Transportation Security Administration employees from having collective bargaining rights, handing a victory to Democrats and labor groups.
Transportation Security officers will have to wait a little longer to find out when they will vote on which union to represent them, though a tentative date has been set.